Today in country music history:
2008 - Sugarland's single "Stay" won Single and Song of the Year at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas.
2005 - Gretchen Wilson's single "Here for the Party" was certified gold, and "Redneck Woman" went platinum.
2005 Elvis Presley was named the most successful artist of all time by Guinness World Records.
2004 - Loretta Lynn shot a video with rocker Jack White for her song "Portland, Oregon" at her barn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
2004 - Hee Haw Collection was released. It was the first time that full shows were released on VHS and DVD.
2003 - Johnny Cash sat in the front row for the funeral of June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
1996 - Brooks & Dunn began a three week run at number one with "My Maria."
1986 - Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings appeared in a CBS-TV remake of the western Stagecoach.
1959 - Johnny Horton's "The Battle of New Orleans" went to number one on the country singles chart.
Joe Bonsall - singer. member of The Oak Ridge Boys, "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue"
George Strait - Country Music Hall of Fame member, record holder for most number one singles in any genre of music
David Nail - singer, "Red Light"
Image: Mercury Nashville